HC Deb 01 December 1949 vol 470 c1295
3. Mr. F. Noel-Baker

asked the Minister of Labour how many persons he estimates are employed by greyhound racing businesses.

Mr. Isaacs

I regret that no figures are available on which a reliable estimate could be based.

Mr. Noel-Baker

Is it not important that my right hon. Friend and the Government should have some idea of the number of people being employed in these non-productive industries?

Mr. Isaacs

The trouble is that our statistics dealing with entertainments of this kind include those employed in horse racing, golf clubs and other types of sports, such as boxing, cricket and football, and it would involve a considerable amount of work to separate one from another.

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